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Four men and eighteen women were arrested during enforcement operations targeting vice activities along Cavan Road, Beach Road, Jalan Besar, Aliwal Street and Kitchener Road on Wednesday (Nov 28).
The suspects, aged between 20 and 35, were nabbed for offences under the Immigration Act and the Women’s Charter.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the women had advertised their sexual services online and operated from hotels, said the police in a statement on Friday (Nov 30).
Investigations are ongoing.
Landlords and hotel owners are warned not to allow vice activities in their premises.
Unlicensed brothel operators can be given a maximum fine of $10,000 and/or up to five years of imprisonment.
Any person who knowingly lives wholly or in part on the earnings of the prostitution of another person can be jailed up to five years and fined up to $10,000.